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Inspired by the great Broadway baritone, George Hearn, Jonathan took singing lessons for two years from the age of 19, and regularly performed in the UK, including Fagin in Oliver!, and in concert as Tevye from Fiddler on the Roof.  
 
Classically trained in the Herbert-Caesari style of bel canto singing, Jonathan knew that it was time to move on when he excitedly shared with his singing teacher the recording of George Hearn performing the hell out of “I Am What I Am”.  The teacher said, “I hope you never want to sound like that”, but that was exactly the theatrical sound Jonathan was chasing.  
 
In the intervening years until singing tuition recommenced, Jonathan focused on writing, but still recorded roles in his own musicals, including the tyrannical Svanska in Professor Utopia, and the militant Rico in ICON 
'But The World Goes Round'
- A soupçon of Kander & Ebb at the Cupcake Theatre, Hollywood, 2013
  
 
 
Becoming Faria in The Count of Monte Cristo at the Ricardo Montalban Theatre, Hollywood, 2015.
Make-up by Monique Santiago. Wigs by Byron Barista. 
 
 
 

 
Upon relocation to the United States, singing tuition resumed with a new teacher entirely in tune with the Broadway style, and Jonathan then began a series of cabarets around Los Angeles. 
 
Most at home in character parts, he jumped at the chance to sing the wonderful and pivotal role of Faria with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra in the new recording of Yves Dessca and Griffith Frank's The Count of Monte Cristo, and then went on to play the role in the subsequent staging at the Ricardo Montalban Theatre in Hollywood.
 
 
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Jonathan Kaldor as Faria in The Count of Monte Cristo, with Griffith Frank as Dantes, and the Czech National Symphony Orchestra:
Original Music, Lyrics & Book by Yves Dessca, co-adapted from French by Griffith Frank
 
Jonathan Kaldor as Rico in ICON, with full company:
Book by Sebastian Michael, Music & Lyrics by Jonathan Kaldor
 
 
Griffith Frank as Dantes (left) and Jonathan Kaldor as Faria (right) in The Count of Monte Cristo at the Ricardo Montalban Theatre, Hollywood, 2015.
 
 
 
 

ICON Professor Utopia
Children's Drama The Selfish Giant
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© Jonathan Kaldor 2016